PHOTO RELEASE: SHAHEEN TRIP TO AFGHANISTAN

August 24, 2011

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) took a two-day trip through Afghanistan, which included a visit to the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region and meetings with U.S. troops, Special Operations forces, U.S. military leaders, and high-level Afghan government officials, including Afghan President Hamid Karzai.  She met with New Hampshire citizens serving overseas and thanked them for their service. Shaheen was joined on the trip by Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI), who invited Shaheen to participate in it, and Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR).


Senator Jeanne Shaheen visits with American troops at a forward operating base in a remote village along the dangerous Afghanistan-Pakistan border.  The U.S. troops stationed there live and work directly with the local population. (August 22 2011)


Senator Jeanne Shaheen visits with American troops at a forward operating base in a remote village along the dangerous Afghanistan-Pakistan border.  The U.S. troops stationed there live and work directly with the local population. (August 22 2011)


In Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Senator Jeanne Shaheen visits with a New Hampshire soldier, Private First Class Darlene Hamilton from Berlin, New Hampshire. (August 22, 2011)


Senator Jeanne Shaheen sits down to lunch with four New Hampshire troops at Camp Eggers military base in Kabul, Afghanistan. (August 21 2011)


Senator Shaheen visits with U.S. troops in Jalalabad, Afghanistan along the border with Pakistan. (August 22 2011)

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